Deputy Mike Fogle
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday after being accused of turning in time sheets for hours he did not work.
Michael Fogle is charged by the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office for two counts of Forgery (Class C Felony), Theft (Class D Felony), Attempted Theft (Class D Felony), Obstruction of Justice (Class D Felony), and two counts of Perjury (Class D Felony).
According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, the charges stem from an investigation regarding the use of monies from federal traffic safety grants by the sheriff’s department.
Then-Sheriff Dave Lusby initiated the investigation after Fogle had submitted time sheet for days he had not worked. Former Chief Deputy and now Sheriff Mike Kreinhop determined a criminal investigation was necessary.
Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit Detective Tom McKay led the subsequent investigation leading to Friday’s filing of the charges against Fogle.
“It is very important that the public understand no one is above the law, even law enforcement. In fact, anyone who takes an oath to protect the public should carry themselves with the highest standards of integrity,” Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard said in a release.
Fogle is currently in custody. His initial hearing in Dearborn Superior Court II has been scheduled for Monday.